Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres 7/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Eric Lauer
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Eric Lauer for the Padres.
Chicago opens at -167 while San Diego opens at +157. The Cubs have a 41-48-2 over/under record and a 49-42-0 run line mark. The Padres are 46-51-0 against the run line and have a 43-51-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 41-48-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 49-42-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 43-51-3 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 46-51-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/08/18 P Anthony Bass Illness 10-day DL (07/05)
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 10-day DL (06/26)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 10-day DL (05/23)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 60-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
06/24/18 P Jordan Lyles Forearm 10-day DL (06/21)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 53-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 11-2 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 81 strikeouts over his 106.1 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 349 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 707 base hits and 326 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 389 batters and struck out 765. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Chicago is hitting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 97 hits this season in 333 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .562 and an OPS+ of 130. Albert Almora is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 276 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Cubs have 846 hits, including 177 doubles and 97 home runs. Chicago has walked 359 times so far this season and they have struck out 775 times as a unit. They have left 730 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 458 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 40-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Eric Lauer has a 5-5 record and a 1.64 WHIP this season. He has 64 strikeouts over the 75.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 93 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 390 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 844 base knocks and 406 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 323 hitters and struck out 809 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jose Pirela comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .312. He has 87 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 334 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .356 with an OPS+ of 84. Eric Hosmer is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 89 hits in 361 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Padres as a unit have 753 base hits, including 150 doubles and 83 homers. San Diego has walked 284 times this year and they have struck out on 920 occasions. They have had 606 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.66 runs per game and totaled 355 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -167
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